NRK Virtuos 2018

That is the the premier classical music competition in Norway. In the finals were 4 candidates, all from the precollege of Barratt Due Music Institute which calls itself “Unge Talenter”. All 4 candidates are highly gifted and performed superbly. But the jury had to choose a winner to go on to the European finals in Edinburgh in autumn and it was Cellist Birgitta Elisa Oftestad. She played the 1st movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with a depth and focus that seems quite unbelievable for a 15 year old. I do believe she will go a long way.